My house is was built in 1950 and had a gas fire/back boiler.
I have removed the old gas back boiler and I want to re-instate the fireplace to burn solid fuel.
I assume i need to have the flue pipe removed and the chimney swept, tested and a pot fitted.
The hearth and surround are intact but the there is no fire back, just a big open hole where the boiler was.
Can i just install a grate or do i need the fireplace rebuilt?